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Evidence

Satellite System

by Horace Brown Fyfe

Fyfe's quite right ... there's nothing like a satellite system for a cold storage arrangement. Keeps things handy, but out of the way....

My Exquisite Corpse

Passages from a Relinquished Work

Join Our Gang?

by Sterling E. Lanier

They didn't exactly hold a gun at anybody's head; all they offered was help. Of course, they did sort of encourage people to ask for help....

The Aggravation of Elmer

by Robert Andrew Arthur

The world would beat a path to Elmer's door—but he had to go carry the door along with him!

The Perfectionists

by Adam Castle

Is there something wrong with you? Do you fail to fit in with your group? Nervous, anxious, ill-at-ease? Happy about it? Lucky you!

Blind Spot

by Bascom Jones

Everyone supported the Martian program—until it struck home!

With a Vengeance

by J. B. Woodley

Keep this in mind in teaching apprentices: They are future journeymen—and even masters!

The Cuckoo Clock

by Wesley Barefoot

You know a murderer preys on your household—lives with you—depends on you—and you have no defence!

Joy Ride

by Mark Meadows

Men or machines—something had to give—though not necessarily one or the other. Why not both?

Feline Red

by Robert Sampson

It was up to Jerill to think fast ... to do something ... before those strange beasts sucked away the last purified ore on the freighter Bertha.

The Real Hard Sell

by William W. Stuart

Naturally human work was more creative, more inspiring, more important than robot drudgery. Naturally it was the most important task in all the world … or was it?

You Don't Make Wine Like the Greeks Did

by David E. Fisher

"Every century has its advantages and its drawbacks," he said. "We, for instance, have bred out sexual desire. And, as for you people ..."

The Two Christmas Celebrations, A.D. I. and MDCCCLV.

Lighter Than You Think

by Nelson S. Bond

Sandy's eyes needed only jet propulsion to become flying saucers. Wasn't Pat wonderful? she beamed, at everyone.

Decision

by Frank M. Robinson

The captain had learned to hate. It was his profession—and his personal reason for going on. But even hatred has to be channeled for its maximum use, and no truths exist forever.

Shepherd of the Planets

by Alan Mattox

Renner had a purpose in life. And the Purpose in Life had Renner.

The Revolutionist

The Inhabited

by Richard Wilson

Containing a foe is sound military thinking—unless it's carried out so literally that everybody becomes an innocent Trojan Horse!